1. Wide shot Senate courtyard with Republican guards
2. Various Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh arriving, being welcomed by President of Senate Christian Poncelet and President of the National Assembly Jean-Louis Debre
3. Military honours in senate courtyard
4. Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh entering senate
5. Mid shot Queen being applauded inside senate
6. Mid shot crowd applauding
7. Wide shot Queen, Christian Poncelet and Jean-Louis Debre arriving in room
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Queen Elizabeth II:
"This anniversary gives a special meaning to my state visit, my fourth one to France. Looking back, it is the moment to celebrate the foresightedness of this agreement that laid the foundations for a decisive alliance that allowed both our countries to brave the difficult times of the twentieth century. Looking forward, it gives us the opportunity to put aside recent tensions and to rise to the challenge and the promises of tomorrow. Both our countries have chosen to make Europe and the European Union the main vector for their economic and political aspirations. This choice does not threaten friendship ties."
10. Cutaway audience listening
11. SOUNDBITE (French) Queen Elizabeth II:
"This is about complimentary ties. More than ever we are committed to making the voice of Europe heard in the world and to give European diplomacy the military credibility it requires to allow the European Union, when necessary, to engage in military operations that NATO is not involved in."
12. Wide of audience applauding, and Queen
Queen Elizabeth II addressed the French Senate on Tuesday afternoon, on the second day of her state visit.
The speech, in French, followed a packed day of engagements, including a visit to the Louvre museum, after lunch with French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and his wife in Matignon, the French Prime Minister''s residence.
Earlier on, the Queen watched a performance by the elite Cadre Noir dressage team before going for a walk along the Rue Montorgueil, accompanied by Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe.
The monarch''s three-day trip marks the centennial of the Entente Cordiale, a colonial-era agreement that ended centuries of warring and hostility between France and Britain and paved the way for cooperation during two world wars.
You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f1b47ab9dac8d4cc6c03f733aaf8d86c
Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
What about 1983 with Rose Zamor in ARIUS,ORIUSInThePoultries affairs ? So Manys Questions Spiritual Stayed Out Of Answers ?That Was SORCIERIES Not Vertue 'S not Respect in Humanities by Looking For Vanities You not going With...With A Lot Of Piramide's You Made By Yourself Will Breaking DownIn The Future like YOU By Breaking A Lot Of Them ? Yes,Mr RABBIT New in the Castle...
It is no surprise she speaks french . In that generation and in the thirties people from the upper classes would have been taught french and maybe german and latin as a standard part of their education . Even my mother , who had a scholarship to go to a grammar school was taught those three languages . After school she learnt commercial french and german , then the war came along and that was the end of that . Despite what people think the Brits will always have an affinity for Europe but they do not like being ruled by them .
Prononciation assez anglaise mais beaucoup mieux que Churchill, qui commenca un discours devant l'Assemblee Nationale avec cet avertissement: "Messieurs les deputes, tenez garde [sic]; je...vais...parler...FRANCAIS!"
Her French is perfect & it feels good to know I could have a conversation with her in my mother tongue ✌😃. I know a lot of people are saying, no American president so far has been able to speak French but hey, senator John Kerry was a wizzard of French remember that. He dwarfed Obama with French on multiple occasions🗽
I am surprised she doesn't have a better French accent. I mean... her French pronunciation should be flawless but it isn't. C'est drole! Ayant recu une instruction royale elle devrait parler parfaitement le fc.
She did great. A few words are strange, but everything is understandable. Her accent is really good (a french native speaker can tell that she's english, but I guess the french accent is hard to get, as are surely all accents).
Considering her age, she completely nailed it.
Kevin J. Norman I did not say that most people speak English around the world, did I.? However, it is the primary language for communication between people who do not speak each other's language. Even the French learn English as a second language at school, as most students in the world do. Many also learn a third language, but the primary second language is English. It's a fact mate. I have lived and worked in 2 African countries, including one former Portugese Colony, 6 Asian countries, including 3 former French Colonies. I have traveled to many other countries including in S America. I have yet to see a country where the schools do not teach English as the main second language and where the second language used generally is not English.
Jimmy Jimmy I too, am French Canadian and her French is very good. I would like to think that her, being very close to Canada as a country, has had to brush up on French a number of times - she is just great here.
She learned it from governesses. She is not German. She is English. Her ancestors are German, English, Scots and Danes et ceteri the product of royal intermarriages. Nicholas II was at most 1/16 Russian the rest German and Danish. Go figure.
Her government still has to run things by her laws can't be put into place without royal accent so she has to sign laws she might not make them but she has to approve them to be able to become laws. And she constantly in meeting guiding her government and holding meetings with the other prime ministers of her other countries that she is head of state.
Yes, as Dieu et Mon Droit which stands for in English as "God and My Right", the French version is the Official United Kingdom Motto, Which is seen on all Coat of Arms & Seals of the United Kingdom except Royal Ranks in the Royal Family.
SILVERCLOUD141 Although she speaks French well, she has a distinctive British accent that many French people find charming.
It's quite hard to have a native accent if you don't practice the language every day with native speakers.
L'éclectique I wouldn't be surprised. My grandmother always tell me that back in the day of her youth, woman education were focused on language and domestic skills such as music, art, etc. Her brother get to learn things like geography, mathematic, and many other lesson we are familiar nowadays. In the end, she's fluent in French, Italian, German, Russian, English, and Latin. Her brother only managed to learn limited German and English.
It’s still vague and unknown as to where the Queen would have learned French. My theory is that she acquired it at a very young age via governesses. Needless to mention that La Langue de Molière was (and still) broadly spoken among the elite throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
All British schoolchildren learn a foreign language for at least a time and traditionally the main language taught has been french. Wealthy brits have had their children taught french as a part of basic education for 500 years- the queen will definitely have learned french as a child.
The motto and the three leopards on the Royal Arms date back to when our kings were actually Norman French and later Angevin Counts.
Since those days we have had kings and queens from Welsh, Scottish, Dutch and German families.
Maxime, our king or queen is of The United Kingdom, not just of England.
Vantor, do not talk with this stupid canadian, French's given independance to the most powerful country in the world and gave the Statue of Liberty. But what suprises me is that we did a lot for 'em but got nothin back
Is that how you regard the thousands of French soldiers that were also rescued from the Dunkirk beaches and taken to safety in England?
Next time, and there will be a 'next time' - you're on your own.
Nicholas Bodson Yes and they left behind the 50 000 french who defend the british 👍
Like the free french force, they helped the americans and british in Monte Cassino, D-day, El-Alamein and they liberated Paris with the resistance 👍
The kings of England and later, kings of Great Britain claimed to be kings of France right up to the French Revolution.
You're quite right, there was tension throughout the 19th century, but it has to be borne in mind the governments France weren't particularly stable.
Queen Victoria struck up a sort of friendship with Napoleon III and the Empress Eugenie but it was left to King Edward VII to create the conditions for the signing of the Entente Cordiale on 8th April 1904
I holiday if France every year and the average person in the street is friendly and well disposed towards 'les rosbifs'
Louis XVI (1791-1792) and Louis-Philippe (1830-1848) were "Kings of the French". Louis XVIII and Charles X were Kings of France. But these latter two kings were both stupid and freemasons. Also, they fled during the Revolution while the Chouans and the Vendéens were fighting for the King.
France needs a Capetian King but neither the inbred and masonic "Count of Paris" nor the Spanish "Duke of Anjou" are legitimate now.
I think that if French does not criticize and apreciates her, it is just because she is
their queen and that she has no influence on what takes place in France.
The french respect for her is not far away from indifference.
If she will has to announce an increase of taxes in France, it will
be another story !
British people don't realize how much this woman is respected in France.
For 40 years since I'm born, I used to read satirical cartoons where all foreign as well as French head of state have been mocked.
The Queen never ever was.. It's a paradox but I wonder if French republicans don't have more respect for the queen Elizabeth than most of British people.
Calm down, she's not even as appreciated as Obama you know. And at present, as Obama is not president anymore, people don't care bout him anymore.
But we got a very well-known expression based on her "Take oneself for the Queen Elizabeth" I think it's not hard to understand what does that means.
France needs a Monarchy, not that corrupted, centralist and un-democratic Republic. But I certainly don't want a Monarchy like the British or the Spanish Monarchy.
Vive la France ! Vive le Roi ! Vive les régions souveraines !
Helena Haper lol I’d say her accent is much better than the majority of fluent French speaking native English people. It is really good. And tbh if you aren’t a native speaker then you really can’t comment on accents with much credibility.
I am native French speaking and hence have the ear for accents - my (learned) german is not far off my French but I can’t distinguish or judge accents in anything like the same way as in my native languages.
Justin Trudeau isn't mad. He's more smart than crazy unlike Donald Trump actually, The Queen would have fired him because she only wants leaders who are looking for peace, Not looking for war. George W. Bush, A Republican, Wanted peace, Not war. Which is why she refused Donald to visit her royal palace no matter how much Gold he has, Because he is disapproving to most leaders in the world; That his first UN speech involves about war and not about making peace.
The class of drugs that Levitra, Viagra, Stendra, and Cialis belong to are called PDE5 inhibitors. They work by relaxing tight blood vessels, allowing more blood to surge into the penis and cause an erection, says Gregory Bales, M.D., an associate professor of urology at the University of Chicago.
The little pills do the trick for more than two-thirds of men with Viagra protects the heart (ED). They also work for guys who simply need them for a short time to get their “confidence back,” says Michael Eisenberg, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University.